World Mag: Benedict Rogers is the East Asia Team Leader for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a human rights organization specializing in religious liberty. Rogers concentrates on issues in North Korea, Indonesia, and Burma. He authored the 2013 book, Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads, which includes an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Rogers has traveled to Burma more than 40 times in the past 15 years, and he contributes regularly to the Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Warren Cole Smith had this conversation with Rogers in Florida at a conference hosted by Christian religious liberty law firm Alliance Defending Freedom.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Friday reinstated a former Planned Parenthood facility director’s lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Susan Thayer filed suit in 2011, alleging fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars. A district court judge had dismissed the lawsuit in 2012.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Prince William County Clerk of Court Michèle B. McQuigg filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday that asks the court to preserve the freedom of Americans to affirm marriage as the union of one man and one woman.